Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Erika Lloyd Q&A

Your name:
Erika Lloyd, previously known as Little Grey Girlfriend.

Where are you from?
I was born in Virgina USA, but because I come from a military family I have also lived in Heidelberg and Geoppingen Germany, Kansas, and North Carolina, and studied in Indiana and Vienna, Austria.  I currently live in Brooklyn, NY.

How would you describe yourself?
Experimental pop.

Who are your main influences musically?
Kate Bush, Jane Siberry, David Bowie, Goldfrapp, Cocteau Twins, Depeche Mode, and Joni Mitchell.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
Communication in a deeply emotional and direct way: illuminating beauty, while telling of experiences and observations.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Being in the audience at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for Chanticleer's performance of a choral arrangement of my song "Cells Planets." It felt like a fantastic dream.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
There are quite a few small moments I wish I didn't have to deal with on such a regular basis: mainly dealing with people who make a living trying to take advantage of eager musicians like booking agents who don't care about music, people with press relations or licensing scams, club owners, etc.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
"Time Pops Bubbles" because it is dark, but upbeat. 

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music? 

Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?
I am currently transitioning into performing and recording as Erika Lloyd rather than Little Grey Girlfriend. I will be performing a few solo shows this spring, just vocals and piano, and then will add band members back in and record a new album. Upcoming solo shows: Thurs May 22, 7:30p at Caffe Vivaldi NY,NY and Fri June 13, 9p at The Hive Art Space Bushwick, Brooklyn NY.

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